The Houston Texans made some cost cutting moves on Tuesday by jettisoning RB Ahman Green and WLB Morlon Greenwood.
A league source said Green was due a $500,000 roster bonus coming up soon and had a cap value of around $6.5 million. Green was signed through 2010.
Greenwood, who lost his starting job to rookie Xavier Adibi, was due $4.768 million in base salary along with a $100,000 workout bonus. The former Miami Dolphins third-round pick out of the 2001 draft had a cap number of just over $6.2 million which included $1.4 million left from signing bonus proration.
With both moves completed, the team should save around $6.5 million on this year's salary cap.
Another veteran back, Chris Brown, also could be in danger of being released since the source noted he's due a $400,000 roster bonus soon.
The team is believed to be interested in signing a veteran back with size and could